• Silver Victorian Twopence issued in 1838
• Amongst the first coins issued during the reign of Queen Victoria
• Only issued in two years as part of a trial
• Never issued in the UK, meaning they are seldom seen in this country
• Struck from almost 1g of Sterling Silver, it’s a small coin with a big story
Why I recommend The 1838 Queen Victoria Silver Twopence…
This Silver Twopence was amongst the first coins issued during the reign of Queen Victoria. Based on the 2d coin that was issued each year as part of the Maundy Money Set, this was an experiment to test need and popularity.
The coin proved to be unpopular. It was issued in just two separate years – 1838 and 1848.
The test area was the overseas colonies of the British Empire, with none issued here in the UK. Unless a traveller brought one into the country, they were seldom seen in the UK during the 19th century and they are equally hard to find today. This is the first time we have been able to offer them.
Alex Hanrahan, Managing Consultant
UK 1838 Queen Victoria Silver Twopence
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- Year of Issue: 1838
- Country of Issue: United Kingdom
- Metal: Sterling Silver
- Diameter: 13mm
- Weight: 0.94g
- Obverse Artist: William Wyon
- Reverse Artist: Jean Merlen